The militarization of the local police and every nitwit bureaucracy is going to lead to more and more "accidents." When you stop being a civil servant and perceive yourself as civil enforcer, violence will surely follow. Angelo Codevilla in a recent article notes the following: Modern militarized government stems from the Progressive idea that society … Continue reading Smokey, the Commando
Alphaville in their 80's song Forever Young, wrote, "It's so hard to get old without a cause. I don't want to perish like a fading horse." And so for some any cause whatsoever is suitable. Let's examine just one case, the organization Femen. They refer to themselves as "sextremists," whatever that means. The organization is … Continue reading A Fading Horse
This is how it looks: The United States has 5 percent of the world’s people, 25 percent of its incarcerated people, and half of its trained lawyers (who now take about 10 percent of the GDP); the legal system is an embarrassment, and the criminal-justice system is a disgrace, in which prosecutors win 99.5 percent … Continue reading Life in a Soft Tyranny
If he had any shame, if he was anything more than morally bankrupt, he would have disappeared into society never to be heard from again. But alas, like so many lefties he fled to academia to poison the minds of students with an ideological worldview so disconnected from reality that it ought to constitute mental … Continue reading The Devil’s Own Never Fatigue
I thought I wasted a lot of money in a start up once when we burned through 3 million and never got to market. But healthcare.gov, wow, this has to be a new record for a launch: $634,320,919.
So the vast majority of useful websites run by the US Bureaucracy are down, except this one. It's like the whole shutdown is one big farce or something.
Let the abuse begin. This is without a doubt going to be an epic failure. As it turns out, as the Washington Post reported last week, ”the federal government is paying Equifax to collect annual income information on consumers so they have another resource to check people’s eligibility for subsidies.” So it appears they are also … Continue reading A Drill Bit Boring Into Your Entire Life